Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor has made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of spending time at a position other than quarterback, so he isn’t going to make the ‘Hawks roster as the next Kordell Stewart. His incredible athleticism and speed could translate well to a position like running back, but do the Seahawks really need to use Pryor as a gimmicky player when they already have big playmakers at other positions? No, Pryor was acquired as a project player at quarterback, as the Seahawks would like to see if they can unlock his potential and mold him into a top backup for Russell Wilson or, preferably, a juicy trade target for other teams.
It sounds like things have been slow in the early going, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone given how raw of a player Pryor is. According to 710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny O’Neil, Pryor “has been inconsistent” during practices this offseason, and he believes that the former Oakland Raiders starter will need to show more consistency in training camp in order to lock up a roster spot as one of three quarterbacks.
I can’t see the Seahawks cutting ties with Pryor this offseason after spending a seventh-round pick on him, but it’s true that he isn’t a lock to make it, especially since keeping him means axing a talented, underrated player at another position (you know, the guys the Seahawks often end up being famous for). That said, the Seahawks know they have a chance to turn Pryor into something at quarterback, and I’m sure they see him as an investment. I’m sure they also realize that he’ll be very inconsistent in the early going,so I think the only way he gets released is if he plays so poorly in August that the team views him as a fruitless endeavor.